R&D Engineering Team Lead
- Job Ref. No
- London - Henry Wood House
- Contract Type
- Contract Duration
- Job Category:
- New Media & Technology
- Closing date for applications
- 5 January 2012 at 11:59pm
The Internet Research and Future Services group builds prototypes, develops original research and solves problems. We work across most digital platforms and all BBC services by combining emerging technologies with anticipated user needs to develop applied research. We believe that the best way to think about ideas and problems is to create things and develop concrete examples - we do this to learn, influence and shape.
The Internet Research and Future Services group is part of our Research and Development (R&D) Department which sits as part of the wider Future Media (FM) Division.
As Engineering Team Lead you will be responsible for managing our team of technologists and software engineers, providing them with technical, personal and strategic leadership. As a member of the leadership team you will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of our research and innovation project portfolio as well as contributing technically to individual projects. We are looking for someone who wants to help us create the future of media, someone who is an expert in their field and will help lead our thinking into new areas.
Our work has a particular focus on the internet and on user experiences. Right now, for instance, were particularly interested in personalisation and identity on the web, innovative user interfaces and reminders/bookmarks on connected TVs and radios, but new challenges are always emerging. We always have an exciting and diverse set of projects on the go and you can read more about our work on the BBC R&D blog.
Knowledge and Experience
Strong track record of leading, motivating and inspiring the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect. Experience of mentoring and coaching team members.
Experience creating world class software whether in production, academia, start-ups, corporate R&D, or as part of free/open source software projects.
Demonstrable experience of managing a medium sized software engineering team with a range of client and server side skill sets.
An excellent understanding of current and emerging thinking within internet and digital media technologies, products and services with a range of research, client/server side and hardware skill-sets.